Treatment Tracker

The Doctors and Services in Medicare Part B

CHARLES ULRICH MD

101 WILLMAR AVE SW AFFILIATED COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTERS, WILLMAR, MN, 56201 | (320) 231-5000

How This Provider Compares

This Provider

Avg in State & Specialty

Providers in this state and specialty were reimbursed, on average, $207 per patient in 2014.
They performed about 3 services per patient. Here’s how this provider compares.

Number of
Patients
261
Rank: 74th
out of 259 providers in this state & specialty
Services
Performed
9,035
Rank: 1st
out of 259 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Services
Per Patient
34.6 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg 3
Total Paid
by Medicare
$169K
Rank: 3rd
out of 259 providers in this state & specialty
Avg Paid
Per Patient
$649 This Provider is in the top 10%
Avg $207

Note: About 27% of this provider’s Medicare payments were for drugs administered in his office.
This is intended to reimburse the provider for purchasing the drugs, plus an additional percentage for overhead.

How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all of his Part B patients.

Who Patients See Before and After This Provider

Providers often refer their patients to a small network of other providers and organizations. Here’s who patients saw the most within 30 days before or after this provider in 2014.

Individuals

KENT DONELAN

HARLEY PAKOLA

FREDERICK HUND

PATRICIA HOEFT

RICHARD KACHER

Organizations

RICE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

REDWOOD AREA HOSPITAL

Patients saw before

CHARLES ULRICH MD

Patients saw after

This Provider's Services

This provider performed 122 different services in 2014

All Services

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Drug Services
Medical Services
CATEGORY
Description of Service
Times Performed (or Units) This Service's Rank Patients Unique Visits
Per Patient
Billed to Medicare Payments from Medicare
drug
TEMPORARY CODES

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine conce... +

Low osmolar contrast material, 300-399 mg/ml iodine concentration, per ml ×

Service Code: Q9967
Performed in an office
5,223
times performed,
58% of his services

1st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

41
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,246an average of $0 per time performed $731
an average of $0 per time performed
drug
ADMINISTRATIVE

Injection, gadolinium-based magnetic resonance contrast a... +

Injection, gadolinium-based magnetic resonance contrast agent, not otherwise specified (nos), per ml ×

Service Code: A9579
Performed in an office
530
times performed,
6% of his services

2nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

24
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,892an average of $4 per time performed $827
an average of $2 per time performed
medical
CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample +

Insertion of needle into vein for collection of blood sample ×

Service Code: 36415
Performed in an office
299
times performed,
3% of his services

3rd 12th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

128
patients got this service, 49% of his patients
2.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$897an average of $3 per time performed $876
an average of $3 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, p... +

Complete blood cell count (red cells, white blood cell, platelets), automated test ×

Service Code: 85025
Performed in an office
205
times performed,
2% of his services

4th 19th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

111
patients got this service, 43% of his patients
1.8
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.5)
$15,970an average of $78 per time performed $2,132
an average of $10 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 15 minutes ×

Service Code: 99213
Performed in an office
187
times performed,
2% of his services

5th 10th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

89
patients got this service, 34% of his patients
2.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$22,795an average of $122 per time performed $10,147
an average of $54 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, comprehensive group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80053
Performed in an office
168
times performed,
2% of his services

6th 27th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

102
patients got this service, 39% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$20,580an average of $123 per time performed $2,365
an average of $14 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection... +

Measurement c-reactive protein for detection of infection or inflammation ×

Service Code: 86140
Performed in an office
145
times performed,
2% of his services

7th 43rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

92
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.3)
$8,258an average of $57 per time performed $982
an average of $7 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of the esophagus, stomach, and/or upper small bowe... +

Biopsy of the esophagus, stomach, and/or upper small bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 43239
Performed in a facility
97
times performed,
1% of his services

8th 2nd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

93
patients got this service, 36% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$90,197an average of $930 per time performed $7,605
an average of $78 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Biopsy of large bowel using an endoscope

Service Code: 45380
Performed in a facility
94
times performed,
1% of his services

9th 3rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

92
patients got this service, 35% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$124,973an average of $1,330 per time performed $14,333
an average of $152 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Amylase (enzyme) level

Service Code: 82150
Performed in an office
93
times performed,
1% of his services

10th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

67
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,464an average of $70 per time performed $805
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Lipase (fat enzyme) level

Service Code: 83690
Performed in an office
91
times performed,
1% of his services

11th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

67
patients got this service, 26% of his patients
1.4
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$5,228an average of $57 per time performed $838
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 4... +

New patient office or other outpatient visit, typically 45 minutes ×

Service Code: 99204
Performed in an office
60
times performed,
0.66% of his services

12th 13th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

60
patients got this service, 23% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$17,175an average of $286 per time performed $7,529
an average of $125 per time performed
medical
EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typ... +

Established patient office or other outpatient, visit typically 25 minutes ×

Service Code: 99214
Performed in an office
51
times performed,
0.56% of his services

13th 7th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

42
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1.2
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$9,861an average of $193 per time performed $3,911
an average of $77 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Removal of polyps or growths of large bowel using an endo... +

Removal of polyps or growths of large bowel using an endoscope ×

Service Code: 45385
Performed in a facility
44
times performed,
0.49% of his services

14th 6th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

43
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$89,639an average of $2,037 per time performed $10,135
an average of $230 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Smear for parasites

Service Code: 87177
Performed in an office
43
times performed,
0.48% of his services

15th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

17
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
2.5
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,219an average of $75 per time performed $512
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin b-12) level

Service Code: 82607
Performed in an office
42
times performed,
0.46% of his services

16th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

41
patients got this service, 16% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$6,405an average of $153 per time performed $846
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Folic acid level

Service Code: 82746
Performed in an office
41
times performed,
0.45% of his services

17th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

40
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,957an average of $121 per time performed $806
an average of $20 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast

Service Code: 74177
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.43% of his services

18th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

36
patients got this service, 14% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$53,163an average of $1,363 per time performed $9,826
an average of $252 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, thyroid stimulating hormone (tsh)

Service Code: 84443
Performed in an office
39
times performed,
0.43% of his services

19th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

39
patients got this service, 15% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$3,469an average of $89 per time performed $870
an average of $22 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool culture

Service Code: 87046
Performed in an office
37
times performed,
0.41% of his services

20th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

13
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$568an average of $15 per time performed $467
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, clotting time

Service Code: 85610
Performed in an office
34
times performed,
0.38% of his services

21st 48th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

26
patients got this service, 10% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$1,333an average of $39 per time performed $179
an average of $5 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Liver function blood test panel

Service Code: 80076
Performed in an office
31
times performed,
0.34% of his services

22nd 37th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

20
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.6
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.4)
$2,809an average of $91 per time performed $327
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for clostridium difficile

Service Code: 87493
Performed in an office
30
times performed,
0.33% of his services

23rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

23
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.3
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,971an average of $166 per time performed $1,407
an average of $47 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for identification of organism

Service Code: 87899
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.29% of his services

24th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

13
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,539an average of $59 per time performed $417
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron level

Service Code: 83540
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.29% of his services

25th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

24
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,019an average of $39 per time performed $225
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Iron binding capacity

Service Code: 83550
Performed in an office
26
times performed,
0.29% of his services

26th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

24
patients got this service, 9% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,378an average of $53 per time performed $304
an average of $12 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Mri scan of abdomen before and after contrast

Service Code: 74183
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.25% of his services

27th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

21
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$83,797an average of $3,643 per time performed $9,408
an average of $409 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Ferritin (blood protein) level

Service Code: 82728
Performed in an office
23
times performed,
0.25% of his services

28th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

22
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,852an average of $81 per time performed $419
an average of $18 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for cryptosporidium (parasite)

Service Code: 87328
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.24% of his services

29th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

22
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$2,050an average of $93 per time performed $353
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Detection test for giardia (intestinal parasite)

Service Code: 87329
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.24% of his services

30th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

22
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,262an average of $57 per time performed $353
an average of $16 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroxine (thyroid chemical) measurement

Service Code: 84436
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.24% of his services

31st Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

22
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,227an average of $56 per time performed $202
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Thyroid hormone evaluation

Service Code: 84479
Performed in an office
22
times performed,
0.24% of his services

32nd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

22
patients got this service, 8% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,227an average of $56 per time performed $190
an average of $9 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood test, basic group of blood chemicals

Service Code: 80048
Performed in an office
20
times performed,
0.22% of his services

33rd Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

19
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,798an average of $90 per time performed $218
an average of $11 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool lactoferrin (immune system protein) analysis

Service Code: 83630
Performed in an office
19
times performed,
0.21% of his services

34th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

17
patients got this service, 7% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$1,375an average of $72 per time performed $499
an average of $26 per time performed
medical
RADIOLOGY

Imaging of abdomen

Service Code: 74020
Performed in an office
18
times performed,
0.2% of his services

35th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

16
patients got this service, 6% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$4,600an average of $256 per time performed $456
an average of $25 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Coagulation assessment blood test

Service Code: 85730
Performed in an office
15
times performed,
0.17% of his services

36th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

14
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$712an average of $47 per time performed $120
an average of $8 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Stool culture

Service Code: 87045
Performed in an office
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

37th Alert 634c0670e9b0f4e97fc9f1e1f07be123ffeab88a9de548d41da5a24a8f6054bd

most performed service for this provider 5 or fewer providers in this specialty in MN perform this service

13
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
$887an average of $68 per time performed $164
an average of $13 per time performed
medical
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Balloon dilation of esophagus using an endoscope

Service Code: 43249
Performed in a facility
13
times performed,
0.14% of his services

38th 31st

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.1)
$14,901an average of $1,146 per time performed $1,538
an average of $118 per time performed
medical
MEDICINE

Imaging of digestive tract done from the inside of the di... +

Imaging of digestive tract done from the inside of the digestive tract ×

Service Code: 91110
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

39th 63rd

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

12
patients got this service, 5% of his patients
1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1)
$29,205an average of $2,434 per time performed $8,543
an average of $712 per time performed
medical
PATHOLOGY AND LABORATORY

Blood creatinine level

Service Code: 82565
Performed in an office
12
times performed,
0.13% of his services

40th 65th

most performed service for this provider most performed service in this state & specialty

11
patients got this service, 4% of his patients
1.1
average number of visits a patient made for this service
(Peers: 1.2)
$397an average of $33 per time performed $82
an average of $7 per time performed

Office Visits

Medicare reimburses office visits using a five-point scale, with five being the most intensive and costly. The chart below shows what percentage of this provider’s office visits were reimbursed at each level. A higher than average proportion of costly visits is not necessarily an indication of a problem, but it may be worth asking about.

Hover over each slice to see percentage breakdown.

Charles Dean Ulrich
Average for Gastroenterology Providers in Minnesota

Notes: Medicare redacted this data for any services provided to fewer than 11 patients. The contact information listed above is the most current we have for this provider. The services listed on this page may have been delivered at a previous address or as part of a different practice.

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Sources: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Plan and Provider Enumeration System, American Medical Association

Services that begin with a letter come from CMS. All other codes and descriptions of the medical procedures are from the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Where practical, AMA’s consumer friendly translation of the CPT descriptor was used. ProPublica has received permission from the AMA to use these codes on this site.

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